Different Forms: Physical Bullying Verbal Bullying Indirect Bullying Social Alienation Intimidation Cyber Bullying
Physical Bullying Any intentional physical contact that would hurt or injure a person examples: hitting, pushing, tripping, slapping, spitting, stealing or destroying possessions can also develop into sexual harassment or sexual assault
To be classified: the same victim is targeted repeatedly bully(s) intends to hurt, embarrass, or intimidate actions occur with a real or perceived imbalance of power
Verbal Bullying Degrade or demean another person in order to look more dominant or powerful Examples: name calling, gossiping, making offensive remarks Commonly used between girls
Effects: Self image Emotional Psychological Can lead too low self esteem and depression -- can progress to substance abuse and in some cases suicide
Indirect Bullying When you spread rumours or stories about someone You tell others about something that was told to you in private Excluding others from groups
Other Examples: Destroying relationships and reputations Embarrassment Name calling Glares and Dirty looks Also commonly found between girls
Social Alienation What is social alienation? Some effects: Isolation Social Exclusion Sever mental illnesses Social Rejection Is linked to increase risk of death
Example a group of girls decide to deliberately exclude another from hanging out with them because the girl is different. This is a prime example of the type of bullying that is common throughout schools
Cyber Bullying Most common form of bullying throughout the Province Cyber bullying is considered a form of verbal bullying which can be just as if not more harmful than physical bullying To those who are targeted it is a big deal as it spreads problems throughout their life
Ghyslain Fifteen year-old Ghyslain was cyberbullied by millions of people when his home movie was posted on the Internet. Ghyslain was a Star Wars fan; he videotaped himself using a golf ball retriever as a light saber and making his own sound effects. Some of his classmates found the video at school and posted it online to make fun of him. Millions of people downloaded the video and Ghyslain became known as “The Star Wars Kid.” His video was even shown on several television shows. Ghyslain was so humiliated by the video that he had to have counseling; he also transferred to another school. Gyslain’s parents filed a lawsuit against his classmates and Ghyslain received $351,000 in damages.
Intimidation Form of bullying that generally makes person you are bullying frightened of you Can frighten you into submission, compliance There is a presence of a fear-inspiring force To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering and/or threatening behaviour.
Hanging tragedy of boy tormented by school bullies by LECH MINTOWT-CZYZ, Daily Mail A teenager hanged himself with a length of rope from his Sea Cadet uniform after suffering two years of torment from school bullies. Adam Grigg, 14, who had dreamed of following his father into the Navy, was spat at, kicked, punched and humiliated by three classmates. The shy and sensitive student was bombarded with abusive and threatening notes in which his mother was accused of being a prostitute. As a result he dreaded going to lessons at Horsforth High School, Leeds, and told his mother he would rather be knocked down by a bus. An inquest in Leeds heard how he had watched a scene in the horror film The Mummy in which a character survives being hanged for ten minutes. He had talked to his mother about the scene but she had told him it was impossible to survive such an experience. Weeks later Adam was found by his nine-year-old brother David suspended from a door between the hallway and kitchen of their home in Horsforth. He had swallowed aspirin and paracetamol tablets and made a noose with a length of white rope from his Sea Cadet tunic. His older brother Philip, 28, tried in vain to resuscitate him.
Florida girl, 12, found dead after bullies said 'kill yourself' The police found her at an abandoned cement plant at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They were too late. There were a few different ledges at the plant from which 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, of Lakeland, Fla., could have jumped. One ledge reached up about 19 feet; another, about 24 feet; a third offered a 60- foot plunge to the ground. In the end, the ledge she may have chosen does not matter, officials said: Rebecca had almost certainly jumped to her death, chased to that abandoned lot by a vicious, relentless cloud of cyberbullying that had followed her out of one school already and never let her go. “We can see from what we've investigated so far that Rebecca wasn’t attacking back," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Thursday. "She appeared to be beat down. She appeared to have a defeatist attitude. And quite frankly, the entire investigation is exceptionally disturbing to the entire investigative team.” The harassment began in 2012 over a boy, Judd said. Girls who used to be Rebecca's friends turned against her; at one point, she got in a fight with one that resulted in her getting suspended. Her friends said she felt "terrorized". She finally disappeared early Monday morning on the way to the bus stop for school, officials said. She'd left her books at home, and never got on the bus. Rebecca reportedly got messages that said “Why are you still alive?” and “Go kill yourself." After her death, investigators were also confronted by the dark, tell-tale questions she was asking over search engines. “'What is overweight for a 13-year-old girl?' " said Judd, quoting the searches, which detailed a girl's hidden litany of despair."Another question she asked was, 'how to get blades out of razors.' Another question she asked was, 'how many Advil do you need to take to die?' Another question was, 'how many over the counter drugs do you take to die.' Another one was 'what not to say to a cutter.' "
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